The Governor of Unity State on Monday donated over 300,000 kilograms of sorghum to some 27,000 people in Rubkona County displaced by floods.
This was revealed by Malek Dude Kuluk, the Rubkona County Administrator who said the food donation is part of the state government’s responsibility to rescue displaced persons in the state.
“These food items are donated by unity state governor Dr. Joseph Nguen Monytuil and it was mainly to support IDPs to reduce malnutrition, hunger and starvation,” Kuluk told Juba Echo in Rubkona town.
The beneficiaries are IDPS in Chilak and Mankuai IDP camp.
Kuluk said that the food donation program will continue to cover all flood affected persons in different areas of unity state.
“As you have seen these food items were brought from Sudan, and another food donation is also on the way to unity state but will be given to other flood affected locations,” Kuluk said.
Last year, the unity state governor donated 4,000 sacks of sorghum to IDPS in Kuerboni, Kuermandoke and Bimruor IDP camps.
“Our government is working hard to support all flood displaced persons because humanitarian agencies are facing transportation challenges, which sometimes delay them for two months while children are suffering from hunger and starvation,” Kuluk said.
Heavy flooding has displaced tens of thousands since 2021 in Unity State, forcing many people to depend on humanitarian food assistance.